cultural boycott

Timberlake Concert Headlines New Israel Trip To Fight BDS

04/28/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

There are missions that take American Jews to plant trees in Israel, to visit the bomb-scarred southern town of Sderot and even to play golf in the Holy Land.

But a mission to counter the cultural boycott of Israel?

Singer-actor Justin Timberlake’s first performance in Israel later this month. Getty Images

And the Band Didn’t Play On: Why a Cultural Boycott of Israel is Wrong

06/14/2010 - 20:00
Special to the Jewish Week

In what one concert promoter has called “cultural terrorism which is targeting Israel and the arts worldwide,” more musicians seem to be trumpeting the latest Palestinian efforts to undermine movement in the peace process as they cancel scheduled tour dates in Israel.

How ironic that these artists are boycotting Israel, a nation that has a lively and vibrant cultural arts scene, to make a political statement about Gaza, a region where “cultural police” inhibit free expression.

Daniel S. Mariaschin
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